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#18115 of 19336 Re: Cabin filter [morin2]
Jun 10, 2009 (10:41 am)
Do you mean that after the screws (7 or 9) are out you just pry/manage the right side of the glove box and plastic that wraps around the bottom right?
Went to my Subaru dealer today and after noticing the sign "$99 for a cabin filter change" asked the service mgr about my problem. He came out to the car and said that he didn't really know but thought that maybe there were clips holding the plastic part and it could be forced out.
I'm unwilling to do this since my wife, who dearly loves this car, would never let me forget it if I bent or broke some of the interior!!
And re: scooby... there are no instructions for a 2006 forester.
#18116 of 19336 Re: Word to the Wise-SOA- LIARS & CHEATS [sgloon]
Jun 10, 2009 (2:13 pm)
My heart goes out to you. You must have one of the multiple allergy conditions. I have a friend who is basically allergic to everything. She will never be able to get into a new car, (or new house, or place of work), due to allergies to outgassing products, perfumes, etc.
I've got a 2009 Forester and have been subject to the same chemicals. Fortunately to me, they are just the "new car" smell.
#18117 of 19336 Re: Cabin filter [logtrail]
Jun 10, 2009 (3:24 pm)
I wish I'd paid more attention to exactly what she did. I was not expecting her to remove the glove box after I took out the 7 screws. I couldn't get the darn thing off and assumed that she wouldn't either. So I wasn't watching as closely as I should have. The whole glove box came off. I asked her about it just now and she said she just pulled it straight back "firmly but gently". I suspect next time I'll remove the screws and ask her to show me her technique. Maybe this needs a woman's touch. Once off, the filter is easy and the glove box is easy to put back - but taking it off is not intuitive. That filter gets filthy quickly too.
The toughest part is asking your wife to help with a car repair - its like admitting defeat.
#18118 of 19336 Re: Word to the Wise-SOA- LIARS & CHEATS [smudgejet]
Jun 11, 2009 (3:46 pm)
I'm sorry for your friend, however, I have NO allergies. I am, or was, a healthy person. I have never had a problem with any new car I have ridden in. In fact, I had this car from the end of June through October with no issues. So, this problem, has nothing to do with me and everything to do with the design of the car, or failure thereof.
Running the heater was the start of all the problems. And as people on here did not post back that they were having the same window film problems, I still believe it is something that is fairly singular to my car. Or, those cars which may have the ehater box manufactured at the same place/time. Or, those with what SOA originally called, the "Impreza 08 heater boxes".
Why Subaru is dragging their heals with this Sick Forester is beyond me. I have been very patient as this problem started way back at the beginning of November.
#18119 of 19336 Re: Word to the Wise-SOA- LIARS & CHEATS [sgloon]
Jun 11, 2009 (8:09 pm)
PS SOA if you are out there listening, why don't you just be a decent company do the right thing.
Think "Customer Service"!
#18120 of 19336 Re: Word to the Wise-SOA- LIARS & CHEATS [sgloon]
Jun 12, 2009 (5:27 am)
What are your symptoms? Do you have hives, chronic cough, or some other symptom? I have not heard of others in such dire straights as you.
#18121 of 19336 Suggestion for those with fogging
Jun 12, 2009 (7:24 am)
For those having fogging or odor issues with the Subaru heating system, try this after the vehicle is thoroughly warmed up:
1. Open all your windows (or the moonroof, if you have one)
2. Make sure A/C is off
3. Put heater system on the highest temperature
4. Let run at full or nearly full fan for 15 minutes.
The idea is to heat the gaskets and other components to assist their outgassing.
Subaru has reported that the outgassing diminishes over time - this process will greatly speed it up.
If you get deposits on the windshield, either Stoners or Megriuers window cleaners will remove them.
#18122 of 19336 play in half shaft units shortly after replacement
Jun 12, 2009 (2:37 pm)
Unit is a 97 Subaru Legacy Brighton, 2.2 Liter. Base model AWD. Service point, 235K-240K. Service performed. Clutch replacement, rear main seal replaced, rear "O" ring oil galley and Oil gallery cover and gasket replaced. Major sources of oil leaks in higher mileage units.
On reassembly of unit, boots to steering rack replaced, half shafts replaced with reman units. All wheel bearings replaced with full synthetic grease.
After a 1000 miles, a springing noise developed which was traced to passenger side half shaft unit being excessive sloppy on the half shaft output shaft from differential section of transaxle. Also noted more play on drivers side.
Any one else out there run into this problem and if so, what did you find to rectify the problem? We have replaced these shafts with A1 cardone Select new units. 66-7055. Time will tell if that resolves it. New units are larger in size and much heavier than OEM units. I suspect OEM units may be too small for service.
Older service units had developed similar problems over past time. This one being the 4th one required further inspection after seeing a common case come up.
#18123 of 19336 Engine ping in 2008 Impreza 2.5i AT (non turbo)
Jun 12, 2009 (3:05 pm)
I want to find out if other 2008 Impreza owners (normally aspirated powertrain) with auto trans are experiencing engine ping in a variety of acceleration situations? High octane gas has made no difference. This is the rattling sound that sounds like dice in a cup. Engine pings when car shifts into 3rd and 4th gear, pings when I'm accelerating up a hill or freeway ramp, even pings when I pull away from a stopsign on level ground. More pronounced in warm weather. Disappears pretty quickly but reappears when accelerating. Dealer has been no help so far in diagnosing - say they "can't replicate the problem." Pinging started when car only had 1000 mi. on it - it has 12k now. Does this have anything to do with the drive by wire system, or ecu or what? Any help appreciated - I will be making my 3rd trip to the dealer on Monday. Thanks.
#18124 of 19336 Re: Misfire [ateixeira]
Jun 12, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I drove to New York and back with the Lucas stuff in the tank. With the Lucas, I went 459.9 miles on 18.45 gallons. That yielded a 24.92 mpg rating. Prior to that I went 531.5 miles on 22.18 gallons. That yield was 23.96 mpg.
The engine runs a little smoother. Though there is a slight miss from time to time. Also, for the last few months, I have notice what I think is piston slap or some knocking at idle. It disappears above 2400 rpms. After the engine is running for more than 20 minutes, I do not hear it at idle anymore. It does not come back unless the engine has been off for 8+ hours. Today when I started the car up from being off all night, I expected to hear it as usual, but for the first time it was not there. It was the first time after sitting overnight I did not hear it first thing in the morning.
Tomorrow I will have Advance Auto reset the CEL(code P0301) and see what Lucas did for me. The next step will be to swap injectors or pump air into cylinder 1 and see if it leaks out. Maybe the valves get bent when the timing was off a tooth.